THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER (USA, 2015, 80 min.)
Ukranian artist Fedor Alexandrovich believes that the Chernobyl disaster was a plot by the USSR to cover up a Soviet superweapon capable of mind control. As fanciful as his conspiracy theories might seem, the Russian government's very real and frightening response to his investigations suggests he might just be on to something. Equal parts paranoid thriller and documentary reporting, The Russian Woodpecker provides a novel perspective on tensions between Russia and Ukraine, exploring the desire for a more compelling reason behind the environmental ruin of Chernobyl. Directed by Chad Garcia and produced by Mike Lerner and Ram Devineni.
In Russian with English subtitles.
FREE. Reservations required.
Carnegie Institution for Science, Elihu Root Auditorium, 1530 P St., NW (Metro: Dupont Circle)
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1530 P Street, NW
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